Whatever MMA cardio workout you decide to do, make sure it's short, high-intensity when you are ready to kick your MMA training up a notch. Make sure that MMA cardio is done well after you do weights.
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MMA endurance keeps you from gassing out during a fight. The reason why endurance is so important is that the most powerful energy system in the body tends to run out in about ten seconds. That is where the secondary energy system kicks in and if you do not have it built up where you can endure a MMA competition for much longer than the initial ten seconds, you could easily find yourself wondering what happened.
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Have you heard of the Super Max Intensity MMA Workout? If not, then you are missing out on the most intense 15 second intervals of MMA conditioning possible. The principle is simple – work at your maximum intensity, and then do just a little bit more.
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In MMA, which is truly a whole body sport and you have so many different areas of fitness to work on to be the best in the cage, one day a week conditioning is very reasonable. It is easy to craft a MMA routine that only has you working on conditioning once a week.
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Let's make this one easy for you. There is no room in an MMA workout for light weights. And by light weights, we mean anything less than 40% of your body weight. Really, the lightest weight you should be picking up in a MMA strength training workout is something that is at least 50% of your own body weight.
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In the beginning, an MMA workout might include 1 set of three to five multi-joint exercises, completed twice with a 1-2 minute rest in between. The number of sets performed in each MMA workout will depend greatly on the endurance of the person completing the sets. And it will also depend on the type of exercises and number of reps in each set.
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You can get an effective MMA workout with as few as three to seven different exercises. These exercises must all be multi-joint exercises done in as rapid succession as possible, with as little rest as possible. MMA trainer Dickie White put together the following seven exercise workout that focuses on the core and lower body.
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The skills and muscles needed to run a marathon are not the same as the skills and muscle needed to succeed at MMA.When formulating a MMA fitness plan, you need to know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. If you do not understand this difference you may end up doing all of the wrong kinds of MMA training, wasting your time in the gym and doing nothing to turn you into a lean, mean MMA fighting machine.
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MMA workouts should be structured around the fitness level of the fighter. There is no magic number that applies to everybody. Generally, professional fighters will do some type of workout for an hour a day, plus skills training and cardio. Someone who participates in MMA for fun though, will probably find adequate results at the 60-90 minute mark, 3-5 times a week.
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Admit it, you've seen guys in the gym who look like they live there, as if all of their time is spent pumping iron and doing cardio. But is that an attainable look for most working class fighters? Chances are, probably not. Bodybuilders probably do spend a considerable amount of time working on their physique and analyzing every gram of protein that crosses their lips.
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People want to know if isolation exercises are good for MMA. And truthfully, they are, if you know how to properly incorporate them into your overall routine. You are probably already doing some isolation exercises without even realizing it. And some isolation exercises you might be doing ought to be taken off your list – they are not as useful as you think they are.
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Given the goals of MMA, without a doubt, multi-joint exercises are good for MMA. Whenever you read articles by trusted MMA coach's you can be ensured they are probably going to tell you to spend the majority of your weight room time working on multi-joint exercises.
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MMA workouts are better with free-weights then exercise machines. Machines have an advantage or two, but free weights cover a lot more bases when it comes to preparing for Mixed Martial Arts competitions (MMA).
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Cool down stretches are needed after every MMA workout. Unfortunately, the same person who preaches preliminary warm-up the loudest is often the same person who will finish a MMA workout abruptly and leaves without stretching. The importance of the after-workout cool down period is simply not as well-recognized as it should be.
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MMA training requires dynamic stretching You absolutely do need to warm-up before any MMA workout. There are varying ideas on the best ways to do this, but the most important thing about warm-up is that it gets your body prepared for the training session ahead.
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